Exhibition: Ole Bull's violins

At display in 2022: Ole Bull's violins in the Rasmus Meyer Collections in KODE 3.

The violinist and composer Ole Bull (1810–1880) is regarded as one of Norway’s first superstars. Bull was born in Bergen and quickly achieved an international career as a musician.

During his lifetime, he was one of the most well-travelled and famous Norwegians in the world. He was also a nation-builder, entrepreneur, inventor, and constructor.

Ole Bulls violins are the closest we can get to the man today and his Gaspar da Salò is among the most beautiful musical instruments in the world. In addition to this treasure the exhibition shows three other violins owned by Ole Bull. Through the lenses of these instruments we want to shed light on Ole Bulls life and artistry, and his impact on creating a new sense of selfconfidence in the Norwegian nation.

The exhibition presents instruments, music, photography and text. 


  • 1 Jul 2022 to 31 Dec 2022
  • 150 / 100 / 0 *

* Voksne 150,- / Studenter 100,- / Barn under 18 år / KODE medlem 0,-